Meet the team

Learn more about our therapists and their clinical interests, and get to know our wonderful support team.

Liza Devlin

Liza Devlin

Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Liza’s interests lie in Sports, Exercise & Musculoskeletal medicine, particularly with  lower limb injury in the recreational athlete. After graduating from University of Queensland in 1993, Liza spent two years working in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy & in the field of Sports Physiotherapy prior to completing a postgraduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, at Curtin University, in Perth. Liza then worked for two years in a Manipulative Physiotherapy private practice while completing her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, focusing on hamstring pain. During this time, Liza was working with Club & State Representative Rugby Union teams & Australian Division II Schoolboys Rugby Union.

Upon return to Queensland, she has then had further experience as a private locum before establishing this practice in 1999. She has worked with Qld Schoolboys Rugby, Qld Suburban Representative Rugby Union, the Qld Rugby Union Referees Association, Club Rugby Union, Junior Rugby Union, & Tertiary Rugby League, as well as lecturing for Sports Medicine Australia. Liza has also worked as a Clinical Supervisor at University of Queensland in the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy programme. Liza works with the Medicals Rugby Union Club. Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries treatment & their prevention. She has always had an interest in postures & movement patterns & is currently combining this interest with her new hobbies of photography & renovation.

Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries & their prevention. Liza is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Physiotherapy Business Australia, Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Liza enjoys the challenge of treating tendon pathology and helping patients avoid if possible or delay, total knee replacements, knee arthroscopes and total hip replacements.

In 2011, Liza  experimented with minimalist running training & completed the Brisbane Half Marathon, the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & her first full Marathon in Toowoomba after just 12 weeks training. Liza ran the Twilight Half & Brisbane Running Festival half in 2014 with the added challenge of pushing Xavier in the running pram. August 2014, Liza & Xavier (Pram running) completed the Sunshine Coast Marathon in about four & a quarter hours.

Liza achieved acceptance as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 with the graduation ceremony in October 2011. Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as a Facilitator to assist candidates through the two year Sports and Exercise Specialisation process, as one of only two inaugural Sports and Exercise Specialisation Facilitators in Australia, for the first training programme. In 2015, Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as Facilitator for another cohort of candidates undertaking the specialisation process.

Liza is one of only eleven Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists in Queensland and only about 45 Australia wide.

  • B.Phty. University of Queensland. 1993.
  • PGDip Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1996.
  • Masters Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1998.
  • APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. 1999.
  • Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist – Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. 2009.
Reggie Heywood

Reggie Heywood

Physiotherapist

Reggie received his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2020 after working as an Exercise Physiologist & Sports Scientist since 2016. He also pursued an honours thesis during his undergraduate studies looking at the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in people with cancer, which led to publishing two additional exercise physiology articles in peer reviewed journals. From this, he has developed expertise in delivering evidence-based interventions for enhancing quality and ease of movement to allow people to be their strongest and healthiest.

Years of experience in strength & conditioning coaching for a range of sports, as well as a personal background in competitive weightlifting, has allowed Reggie to develop an understanding of the training demands of athletes ranging from developmental to Olympic levels. Combining this with a passion for teaching anatomy, Reggie appreciates the intricacies of human movement and how optimising physical function can help people achieve their health and performance goals.

Reggie is experienced with practices in dry needling and western acupuncture, and has particular interest in diagnosing and treating neck, back and shoulder pain in addition to all types of sports injuries. He also likes to treat injuries following motor vehicle accidents, pre/post orthopaedic surgery rehab and dizziness/vertigo management.

Tiffany Bourne

Tiffany Bourne

Podiatrist

Tiff graduated her Podiatry degree with honours from QUT in 2014. She has worked in private practice since, developing and growing a wide set of Podiatry skills.

Tiff has developed a strong interest in sports podiatry, in particular injury prevention and management of the lower limb. She really enjoys helping her clients improve their foot function and return to activity post injury. Her desire to help people stemmed from her personal experiences as a young athlete, receiving treatment from podiatrists and physiotherapists and witnessing first-hand the improvement that was achieved.

Tiff personally lives a very active lifestyle, with a background in athletics and now participating in powerlifting, touch rugby league and cycling.

Anthony Dantel

Anthony Dantel

Physiotherapist

Anthony graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating, Anthony has worked in the public health sector at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with numerous different patient populations. He has spent time working with Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. He currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist in the Emergency Department at the Gold Coast Hospital.

Throughout university Anthony worked as a student physiotherapist with Brisbane State High School Rugby Union teams and volunteered to work as a student physiotherapist with the Queensland Reds Women’s and Youth Rugby teams. Currently Anthony enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including low back and neck pain as well as lower limb injuries.

Outside of work, Anthony keeps fit by playing Australian Rules Football with the Redcliffe Tigers. He also enjoys snowboarding around the world, including Japan.

Lachlan Whitwell

Lachlan Whitwell

Podiatrist - On call

Lachlan graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry in 2014. Since then he has continued to increase his scope of knowledge with courses in mobilisation, running retraining and has even had the opportunity to sit in on the Pacific Island Orthopaedic Association (PIOA) lecture series in Samoa, allowing him to combine his passion for other countries and cultures with a further enhancement of his foot and ankle knowledge. Lachlan is a current member of APodA and AAPSM.

Lachlan has had extensive experience with general foot care, nail surgeries, diabetic, paediatric and biomechanical patients. He takes pride in the precision of his general foot-care work and enjoys the challenges that come with a variety of foot issues.

When he isn’t at Paddington Physiotherapy and Podiatry, Lachlan is studying a postgraduate diploma of psychology part-time.

Emily

Emily

Reception

Emily has recently graduated from All Hallows’ School and has been accepted into a Bachelor of Primary Education at QUT. She is really looking forward to starting university and is excited to see where it takes her in the future.

When she’s not working or studying, Emily enjoys playing sport- especially netball and running! She also enjoys travelling and trips to the beach.

Patricia

Patricia

Reception

Patricia is currently studying a Masters of Teaching at Griffith University. She is a qualified Athletics Coach as well as a Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach. Patricia runs her own Athletics squad out of the UQ Athletics track.

In her free time Patricia enjoys going to the gym, cycling, going to the beach and catching up with friends for some board games.

Sarah

Sarah

Reception

Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. She also works at a local coffee shop as a barista, so is enjoying the variety of work experience that she is getting.

In her free time Sarah enjoys catching up with her friends, running and playing netball and touch football.

Julia

Julia

Reception

Julia is currently studying Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. She is finding the course really interesting, and is looking forward to going on placement and applying all she has learnt.

When she’s not working or studying, Julia likes playing netball, painting, beach trips, and going for runs with her dog- a very cute Kelpie x German shepherd .

Lucy

Lucy

Reception - Working remotely

Lucy is currently on break from her degree at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where she was studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Interactive and Visual Design. After being a receptionist here for some time, Lucy has recently moved interstate so has taken on a remote role with us.

She is excited to get back into travelling when possible, but for now when she’s not working, Lucy looks forward to going to the beach, exercising, drawing/designing, and spending time with her puppy in her free time.

Xavier Devlin

Xavier Devlin

Customer Liaison Officer

Xavier Devlin joined the team at Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry in early 2013. He has had a busy time greeting patients in his role as Customer Liaison Officer and Inventor.

Xavier has started school but in his spare time, Xavier enjoys his running, having competed in two City2South runs, Brisbane Running Festival 10km & half, Twilight Bay Run, Variety Club Santa Run, & the Twilight Half Marathon & the Sunshine Coast Marathon. This year he plans to ride his bike while Liza is running. Xavier is also a regular at Swimming training and Swim meets. Xavier has joined GPS Rugby and is doing some running training as well as quickly moving up in Jujitsu.

Trixie Devlin

Trixie Devlin

Pawsonal Trainer

Trixie loves a fast run for cardio and can spring like a gazelle.

She balances her energetic training as Pawsonal Trainer with some well earned rest. But she knows too much couch time can be problematic.

Kitty Devlin

Kitty Devlin

Walk-Leader & Mobile Marketing Manager

Kitty or Kathrine Regina as she was more formally known, was part of the team here from March 2006 to March 2015. Kitty was our walk-leader, fitness assistant, mobile marketing manager & mascot for Med Rugby, being one of the few dogs allowed into Ballymore.

Kitty completed 8km of the Brisbane 1/2 Marathon, 11km of the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & 16km of the Toowoomba Marathon, & various runs with the Brisbane Road Runners, which were great efforts for such short legs. We will miss her greatly.

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